The School of Medicine is the largest of the ten institutes and schools of the MVLS College.

It is recognised within the University and externally for its innovative and distinctive basic science, translational and clinical research programmes in medicine, dentistry and nursing and healthcare based on interdisciplinarity and a multiprofessional approach.

We have one of the largest and most prestigious medical schools in Europe with over 170 postgraduate research students involved in a wide range of research subject areas including human nutrition, paediatric endocrinology, cancer biomarkers as well research in medical education and e-learning.

The interface with the NHS partners is critical to our research strategy and comprises a key element for translating basic science discoveries into clinical practice with clear societal benefits.

Subject Areas:

Glasgow Biomedicine

The University of Glasgow currently holds a world-leading position in Medicine and Life Sciences. The expertise of our world-class researchers and key opinion leaders, coupled with well-established governance, operational and management frameworks, ensure that Glasgow Biomedicine offers solutions in clinical research.

Access to a large patient base with high levels of morbidity, underpins Glasgow Biomedicine’s strong track record in effective patient recruitment to both large and small studies. Coordination through the Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit provides access to all six GG&C hospital sites through one approval mechanism. Together with harmonised pricing and negotiation, the process of initiating and managing trials is streamlined and efficient.

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Dental School Research

Nursing and Health Care Research

Part of the vision of the Nursing & Health Care School is to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research. Research within the school is undertaken with the aim of positively influencing the quality of health care locally, nationally and internationally.

The research of the School is focussed around two main themes. The work programmes within each of the themes are not independent of each other and integration between themes is evident.

The two themes are


1) Improving Health, Wellbeing and Care

This theme has two subthemes‌

2) Education

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